Recipe courtesy of Ocho Rios Jerk Center

Festival Bread

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 26 pieces
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Ingredients

1 3/4 pounds bread flour, plus additional for dusting

1/4 pound cornmeal 

3 teaspoons baking powder 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

1/4 pound sugar 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Oil, for deep-frying

Directions

Special equipment:
a deep-fryer
  1. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  2. Stir sugar and vanilla into 2 cups water. Add to dry ingredients, then knead everything together with your hands (add up to 1/4 cup more water if necessary). Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let sit 15 minutes.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and portion into 26 equal pieces.
  4. Roll each piece into a sausage shape, then flatten.
  5. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F in a deep-fryer. Fry dough in batches, turning once, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes.